Welcome you to the day to day life

These tour experiences with Tipperary farmers welcome you to the day to day life of a Food Producer and the processes involved in creating some of Ireland’s finest quality food & drink produce.

For a unique and authentic experience, we welcome you to enjoy a Tipperary Food Tour experience while visiting our beautiful “Premier” county of Tipperary in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East.

Participants of the tour:

Blackcastle Farms

Welcome to Blackcastle Farm, a biodiversity focused Bord Bia approved farm outside Two Mile Borris, Thurles where John Commins has a herd of purebred Piedmontese cattle. Beef products include traditional beef cuts, beef sausages, Bresaola, Carne Salada, Pastrami and other beef charcuterie.

Farm also has a full programme of workshops in our 200-year-old sustainably restored cow sheds, focused on food and sustainable living. Workshops include seasonal and cultural cooking, smoking, curing, & preserving foods, building a back-yard smoker or clay oven, growing food, herbs and spices, river biodiversity walk, catching and cooking fish, enhancing biodiversity in your space.

Join a workshop, meet new friends and live the dream..

WHEN: All year round by arrangement.

WHERE: Blackcastle Farm, Two Mile Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. E41 TK65.

PRICE: Cost varies for each e.g. ½ day for €80, Full day for €120, 2-day workshops for €230. Workshops include participants sharing a meal with food sourced from Blackcastle Farm and The Tipperary Food Producers.

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Brookfield Farm

Brookfield Farm specialises in artisan food delivered direct to you.

From a beautiful landscape running down to the shores of Lough Derg in Co. Tipperary we carefully produce delicious wild flower honey, farm made beeswax candles and tender lambs.

Guests will enjoy a talk on beekeeping and honey tasting. Experience a farm walk through acres of flower meadows on the shores of scenic Lough Derg.

Understand the Irish black bee and the importance of pollinators.

Enjoy beautiful broadleaf trees, magnificent lake views, lovely flower meadows and crops, friendly sheep, birds and wildlife.

Bring home some farm gifts!

WHEN: Summer & Autumn. Pre-Booking Essential.

WHERE: Coolbawn, Nenagh, Tipperary, E45 EA09.

PRICE: €10 Per person. Min. charge of €120 applies.

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Cashel Blue Cheese

Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers is a 100% family owned and managed business. When Louis & Jane Grubb moved back to the family farm in the late 1970s, their ambition was to harness the quality of their sweet, creamy milk to make a traditional farmhouse product, and in doing so to provide a livelihood for their family and locality. From this notion Cashel Blue® was born.

Cashel Blue® continues to be made in a traditional manner by the second generation, Sarah and Sergio Furno. We also make Cashel Blue Organic, Crozier Blue – Ireland’s only Sheep’s milk blue, and Shepherd’s Store, our hard sheep’s milk cheese. Visit us! Book online cashelblue.com

WHEN: Any Monday or Tuesday, 10am to 4pm (excluding Irish Public Holidays).

WHERE: Cashel Blue Dairy, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, E91 FK84.

PRICE: €8.00 per person. Min. charge of €24 to run a tour. Max. group size of 14 people. Must be booked 5 days in advance.

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Crossogue Preserves

Arrive at the home of Crossogue Preserves, a short drive from Holycross village. You will be greeted by founder Veronica and taste a variety of her 90 preserves, followed by a tour and a talk about the artisan jam factory. After meeting the team who lovingly make the jams you’ll be treated to tea and Crossogue scones in Veronica and Tony’s family kitchen (or Crossogue House).

With an opportunity to buy preserves if you wish, you’ll then be taken on a tour of Crossogue’s farmlands, which is based in the heart of Tipperary’s Golden Vale. Trek around the farm at your leisure on the rural path created for walkers and horse-riders alike before sampling your next Tipperary treat.

WHEN: April to October. Pre-Booking Essential. Subject to Availability.

WHERE: Crossogues Farm, Holycross, E41 W6Y8

PRICE:Visitor Experience: €20.00 per person. Maximum 16 persons. Minimum charge €100. Pre-booking 24 hours in advance is essential via email: [email protected]. Small groups welcome.

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Galtee Honey Farm

Honey Farm is situated at the heart of Ireland’s first voluntary conservation area for the Native Irish Black Bee. Taste & Compare 3 of our honeys and our honey mead. (50-60 minutes. Max 20 people).

WHEN: From May to September (Booking Essential)

WHERE: Galtee Honey Farm, Glengarra Wood, Burncourt, Cahir, Co Tipperary, E21 YR64

PRICE: Adults – €8, Children – €4. Minimum charge €80

Beekeeping Visits

Put on beesuit, open a beehive and see bees up close! Taste & Compare 6 of our honeys (3 rare ones not for sale) have a glass of our Honey Mead (optional). Learn about Honey, Beeswax, Propolis, Pollen, The Life of Bees, History & Heritage of beekeeping. (2 hours. Max. 10 people)

WHEN: From May to September (Booking Essential).

WHERE: Galtee Honey Farm, Glengarra Wood, Burncourt, Cahir E21 YR64

PRICE: Adults – €40, Children – €25. Minimum charge €70.

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Inch House

Nora and Mairin, mother and daughter, are very passionate women and when it comes to food they are
true to form. Working together they have developed their award-winning Inch House Pudding. The walk will start with an introduction from the family about the house and its history. If it is available we can offer a quick tour of the house. We will then take a short stroll around the farm yard and surrounding lands talking about history, buildings, animals and crops. After your walk you will be welcomed in for some homemade nibbles and treats. Inch House is available as luxury private rental, catered or self-catering.

WHEN: All Year Round. Pre-Booking Essential. Subject
to availability.

WHERE: Either the main house or in the Coachyard
House for food. E41 N2Y5

PRICE: €20 per person. Min. charge €120 Limited to 20 spaces max. Suitable for over 12s.

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Magners Farm

Magners Farm is a pasture raised certified organic farm near Horse & Jockey. Kylie and Billy Magner sell eggs reared on lush fields from truly free range hens. Alongside the hens run beef cattle, sheep and pigs – farmed in a holistically managed regenerative agriculture system.

On your visit, take a walk around the farm with Kylie or Billy and learn how the hens are managed to keep their life as natural as possible. See how the hens fit into the holistic farm model and why they are so beneficial to the environment.

WHEN: From mid-February. Pre Booking Essential.

WHERE: Lanespark, Balynonty, E41 PF74

PRICE: Price per person: €12. Min. charge of €120 applies.

Eggs, beef, pork and award winning chicken bone broth on sale.

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Sheep Milk Ireland

Crosse Sheep Milk Company is the largest sheep dairy farm in Ireland. They supply artisan cheese-makers, most notably, Cashel Farmhouse Cheese-makers for their Crozier Blue Cheese. Brothers, Michael and Brendan are developing a range of dairy products of their own, the first of which is their Ice cream. The ice-cream can be found for sale at the Rock of Cashel or in some local restaurants
throughout the summer. The Crosse brothers would be delighted to show you around the farm and taste some of the cheeses and ice-creams. There may also be an opportunity to bottle feed lambs and experience a sheep dog trail.

WHEN: Tours on request.

WHERE: Ballinamona, Cashel, Co Tipperary

PRICE: Private tours on request. Pre-Booking Essential. Please contact by email. [email protected].

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The Apple Farm

Welcome to The Apple Farm. On our tour you will hear a little about the history of apple growing in Ireland, how the farm came into being, and the crops we grow, as well as ecology and environmental aspects of fruit growing. You will also see how we make juice, cider and vinegar on our farm. A product sampling is also part of the tour.

WHEN: Tours available by prearrangement
for groups of 24 or more people in May, June, July and August. Pre-Booking Essential.

WHERE: Moorstown, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, E21 YX33.

PRICE: Cost of tours is €5.00 per person subject to a minimum charge of €120.00

Pick Your Own

When our fruits are ripe, we offer the opportunity to pick your own. This is a lovely activity to enjoy with family and friends, especially younger children. You are welcome to use our picnic area to eat what you pick, or bring along a lunch to
enjoy near the playground.

WHEN: The fruit are ripe. Please keep an
eye on our social media.

Strawberries: Usually late June to early July

PRICE: Entry €2.00 per adult and €1.00 per child. Fruit picked @ €9 per kg

Apples: Selected weekends in Sept/Oct when fruits are ripe. Keep an eye on our social media.

PRICE: Price: €4.00 per adult and €2.00 per child. Fruit picked @ €0.80 to €1.20 per kg

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Tullahay Farm

Come and visit our farm, nestled in the picturesque valley near Slievenamon. Meet the family, see our dairy herd, our milking parlour and farmyard and our cheese production unit. 

WHEN: Booking by appointment only by calling Rosemary on 087 2062997.

WHERE: Tullohea, South Lodge,
Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary

PRICE: €10 per person with minimum of €120.00 charge per tour. (1.5 hours) It is an ideal tour for small groups and families and will be mainly outside.